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Matt Chebatoris

Matt Chebatoris
Matt is a former national security professional and lifelong adventurer. He has published material on a variety of topics in the foreign policy arena and created PaddleXaminer™ as a platform to share his enjoyment of paddling with others. When not on the water, Matt can be found hiking along rugged mountain trails in the California wilderness. Matt resides in Los Angeles and is a member of the Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club in Redondo Beach, California.

Recent Posts

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Cali Paddler Retreat 1.0

Cali Paddler: Community - Conservation - Connection The idea was simple. Create an intimate venue where a small group of paddlers from all paddling disciplines...
Quickblade Paddles V Drive and SIC Maui X-14 Pro, SUP Examiner, Photo, Jennifer Gregory

The Quickblade V Drive

Selected by SUP Examiner as the 2014 Gear of the Year, the V Drive from Quickblade Paddles is one of the most innovative paddle...
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Spring 2017 Gear Guide

Our Spring 2017 Gear Guide to kick off the paddling season As paddlers across North America are beginning to dust off their boards and prepare...
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Dakine Waterman Hydration Pack for SUP

Action sports apparel and equipment maker Dakine produces an invigorating range of of apparel and gear for athletes across a diverse portfolio of sports....
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Infinity New Deal: A Tale of Two Weekends

From Doheny to Palos Verdes with the Infinity New Deal Autumn in Southern California is one of my favorite times to surf. The air temperature...